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USDA disaster assistance workshops for growers statewide

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 – USDA Service Centers in Florida are holding disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in 48 counties for growers and other agricultural businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma during the next few weeks. These workshops are free and open to the public. To find meeting dates and locations, go to

Representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will present information on the various disaster assistance programs and resources available for growers, farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Workshop topics include emergency assistance for livestock & crop-related expenses and losses; financial assistance programs to help with farm and farmland damage; deadlines for applying for disaster assistance programs and programs to help with restoration and rehabilitation of farm and ranch land.